ENRICHMENT AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Master of Forest Resources in Forest Business Management Fellowship Program, University of Georgia

Given by: Langdale Center for Business, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia

About: Six Master of Forest Resources (MFR) Fellowships are available at the Langdale Center for Forest Business, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia. The program aims to develop outstanding Native American leaders who can advance into successful careers in forest business, economics, and planning and management. The MFR is a non-thesis degree for students with a strong desire to gain specialized and advanced training in Forest Resources leadership through merging economic, ecological, and cultural tenets. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Needs Graduate Fellowship (NNF) Program. Project directors are Drs. Jacek Siry, Pete Bettinger, and Richard Mei. The program was developed in close cooperation with the Intertribal Timber Council and leading forest organizations in the nation. Fellows will receive a stipend of $18,500 per year for two years and a full tuition waiver. Fellows will engage in leadership training, participate in summer internships with major land and tribal forest management organizations, enhance their knowledge of Native American issues, and participate in national and international conferences. The program will provide extensive support services for Native American students.

Contact Information: 

For information contact Dr. Jacek Siry (email: jsiry@uga.edu / phone: 706-542-3060).

Website: http://bit.ly/nativeforestfellowship

Eligibility:

We are seeking highly motivated applicants at the Master’s level. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or native residents of U.S. territories. Prior degrees and job experience in the natural resources field are desirable. Genuine interest in Native American forest resources management is essential. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program. All majors are encouraged to apply. The forestry profession encompasses economic ecological, social, and cultural dimensions of forest resources.

Deadline:

The forestry profession encompasses economic ecological, social, and cultural dimensions of forest resources. The desired start dates are Fall 2019 (August) or Spring 2020 (January), or until filled.

Native American Business Institute, Michigan State University

Given by: Michigan State University

About: The Native American Business Institute (NABI) is a FREE week-long pre-college summer program for Native American high school students that will be entering the 9th , 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the 2019-2020 school year. Participants work with MSU admissions officers, college counselors, tribal community leaders, and corporate representatives in a seven-day “business boot-camp” that prepares students for the college and exposes them to numerous academic and professional opportunities.

Contact Information: 

Dr. Kevin Leonard

Multicultural Business Programs

415 Eppley East Lansing, MI 48911

517-353-3524

leonard1@msu.edu

Website: https://broad.msu.edu/undergraduate/opportunities/mbp/#native-american-business-institute

Eligibility:

To be eligible, each student must:
  • Be a current high school student
  • Have a 2.8 or higher cumulative grade-point average
  • Submit a completed application packet by the established deadline

Deadline: May 3, 2019

To view the program brochure, please click here. 

Apply: Application Packet